It is not a very sunny day today but that didn't stop me from assembling a little vignette on our dining room table after work this afternoon.
I find that at this time of year if I wait for a sunny day to take photos (when I'm not at work) the opportunity seldom comes along. I still need tons of practice in manual but I find that using a tripod really helps. What doesn't help is my sucky vision as I get older. I get yearly vision care and new glasses too. Sigh lol.
This afternoon I grabbed a stack of thrifted ironstone platters, two pudding bowls and vintage linens to create this vignette on our pine dining room table. The black Mennonite hutch is also filled with lots of white dishes, as is the white and aqua pie cupboard barely seen to the right of the window. The table runner I used is a white cotton moire (leftover fabric from my wedding dress) with a deep ruffled edge that I sewed a few years ago.
Last week I mentioned craving some colour so I added a few spring like blues to the vignette with a turquoise book, faux speckled eggs and stone chips in a mason jar.
The ceramic egg holder was a Real Canadian Superstore purchase for $2 last year.
The stack of ironstone platters have been collected piece by piece at thrift stores for a few dollars each. I have others that are being used in different spots in our home.
Vintage cutwork napkins are in the smaller pudding bowl.
The large pudding bowl I picked up last week is filled with vintage crochet table runners. The old Crown canning jar is filled with blue stone chips, picked up on clearance for $1.25. Everything on the table was bought inexpensively, either thrifted or on clearance.
Last week I also mentioned picking up a pine breadbox for $3. It was a plain pine sealed piece and looked like it had never been used. I painted it robin's egg blue and now have to decide whether to distress it or not before I wax it. The table I plan to use it on needs painting too, so I am showing it here for now.
We are expecting another snow storm tomorrow, this one tracking into Ontario from Texas. So although we are not quite done with winter and I'm not ready for full on Easter decorating, I am enjoying adding more blues to our home. Is your home taking on a lighter or spring-like look?
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